Sculley: Digital health is poised for breakthrough on the scale of the PC

| Health Care, Technology

Former Apple and PepsiCo CEO John Sculley envisions a breakthrough for digital health that will be on the scale of what the personal computer did in decades past. Speaking at the Digital Health Live conference in Dubai last week, Sculley, who now is a venture capitalist with stakes in several healthcare startups, said that consumers will lead the …

John Sculley – The Uber-isation of Healthcare

| Health Care

John Sculley, ex-CEO of Apple and Pepsi, and also health technology investor, gave his view on healthcare inequality and how smartphones could maybe build more equality and healthcare access in developing countries. We interviewed him at the Digital Health Live conference in Dubai today, where he spoke about the future of healthcare. As former CEO …

“Invisible Revolution” Will Have Positive Impact on Health Care

| Health Care

The marvel of a magician’s magic is not about what the audience sees; it’s about what they didn’t see. Here’s one really interesting healthcare revolution that should have a very positive impact on the future of healthcare spend – one that has been largely overlooked by politicians, lobbyists and Washington lawyers.

Nobody in Healthcare Wants a Kodak Moment!

| Health Care

I gave a speech this week at a Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, the largest healthcare event in America. My topic was “Disruptive Innovation and the Consumerization of Healthcare.” As I think about it, the healthcare industry could learn a really good lesson from Kodak.

Telehealth as an Epiphany Moment

| Health Care, Technology

Doctors were among the last adopters of personal computers, but everything changed with the advent of wireless tablets and smart phones. Doctors love their iPads and iPhones. So do consumers. Timing is everything for information technology to be disruptive. We may be at an epiphany moment. Epiphany moments have happened before. Consumer banking (ATM and …

Disruptive Innovation Can Help Correct Obamacare Dilemma

| Health Care

The re-election of President Obama assures that The Affordable Care Act will be deployed. But without disruptive innovation in how we deliver well care and health services to consumers, the US economy is doomed. While the major impact of The Affordable Care Act healthcare legislation doesn’t begin until 2014, employers are already taking steps to …

Will M2M & Mobility Become Health Care Game Changers?

| Health Care, Technology

International Data Group forecasts that there will be 20 billion wirelessly connected devices by 2020. Today, there are 7 billion people on our planet and 5 billion cell phones. How will this be possible? Answer: M2M M2M is machine-to-machine technology. In the 1990’s it enabled high-frequency trading, and some hedge fund managers became billionaires. Things …

Telehealth Trends Put Consumers in Control

| Health Care, Technology

The US is the unquestioned technology leader in complex medical devices, advanced patient care, and pharmaceuticals research. It is ironic that the more we innovate with medicine, the more expensive our healthcare system becomes. Increasingly, the sickest 10% of our population consumes the lion’s share of our total healthcare expenditures – estimated by some at …

Misfit Wearables Sparks a New Revolution

| Health Care, Technology

Thirty years ago, I was recruited to Silicon Valley in the early days of the PC revolution – a heady experience. Now I am getting the chance to be in on the ground floor of what many expect will be an even bigger revolution: How technology innovation can help save the $2.6 billion healthcare industry …